“So then let us not fall asleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober…since we belong to the day.” Advent begins with themes of waiting for the promises of God and coming of a Savior. We are reminded that one of the dangers of waiting is the temptation to fall asleep as the people of God. In what ways am I asleep these days? In what ways do I manifest that I am a child of light? – Keep us awake gracious God, to your saving work in the world that we might join you in it.